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post #1 of 14 Old 05-26-2006, 09:37 AM Thread Starter
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Couldn't be happier....

With my new job, I'm riding about 60 miles a day, 300 a week. My gas light came on @ 210. So i go to fill her up and I add 4.1 gallons in. 51MPG!!!! Couldn't be happier!!

It's just straight shot riding, couple small curves, just 2 lane highway. Yea, borring, but it would be worse driving my car...lol.

I'm going to have to look for a high milage tire, any suggestions? I have a pilot's right now. Little over 1000 miles on them. I can see now they won't last long, but man do they handle nice in pooring down rain!!

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post #2 of 14 Old 05-26-2006, 09:48 AM
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51mpg is great! It's as good as a Harley but you don't have to ride one.

If you have Pilot Roads they will last. Otherwise look at Avon 46st, Bridgestone bt-20, Pirelli Diablo Strada, or Metzeler Z-6.

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I usually run Metzler M-1s, but they don't last long. Since I am sport touring the 919 I put on a set of Metzler Roadtec by recommendation from someone who has used them. I've only got 4000 on right now, and they don't seem to have lost anything, but time will tell. They do not have any tread down the center, but I've had them in the rain and they were fine. They handle good when cranked. I'm just waiting to see if they will last. The rear M-1 would have been worn out by now.

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I put on a set of Metzler Roadtec by recommendation from someone who has used them. I've only got 4000 on right now, and they don't seem to have lost anything, but time will tell. They do not have any tread down the center
Jim, What am I missing here?

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Maybe I should explain a little better. There are no grooves down the center, even when new, on the rear. Did that fix it?

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Maybe I should explain a little better. There are no grooves down the center, even when new. Did that fix it?
Ah, now I get it.


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I LOVE MY M1'S! sorry, just sayin...

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I LOVE MY M1'S! sorry, just sayin...
Hey, I love them too. I use em on the Superhawk. They don't last long, but they handle well.

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Avon ST's 26,000+miles out of the front and Two rears in the same span.

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post #10 of 14 Old 05-26-2006, 01:26 PM
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51 MPH.....damn I would check your fuel pump pressure.....sounds a little lean.....

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Avon ST's 26,000+miles out of the front and Two rears in the same span.
HUH? did I read that right? 26,000 miles? I was just bragging how I got 10,000 on the Avon ST I just took off the front over on another thread. 26k... WTF?.. no sh!t?

Here's 10,000 on an Avon ST on my 9er. Note the cupping, which is why I replaced.

I guess I could still get another 2000 miles.. but at what cost?

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Yes 26,000+ but my cupping was much worse than yours.It had gotten so bad I could feel the tire shudder when going straight.I've got a pict floating around but no place to host it(I'm a bit lazy at such things)

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Yes 26,000+ but my cupping was much worse than yours.It had gotten so bad I could feel the tire shudder when going straight.I've got a pict floating around but no place to host it(I'm a bit lazy at such things)
Since you don't mind a the cupping.. want this tire? It's all yours if you pay the shipping.

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I've put on a set of vipers and I'm like them very much.If I get 6,000 out of the rear it will be my new tire of choice.

Come to think of it I need to see how many miles are on the vipers.

Oh...happy was not the word that came to mind with the cupping.LOL

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